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Old 08-25-2017, 10:39 AM
 
Location: the Old Dominion
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Lol, wew lad....no ya didn't.


That would have you qualifying in the preliminary heats in the 2016 Olympics.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athlet...27s_100_metres

LesserSeneca, thank you for the correction. It was under 11 seconds.
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Old 08-25-2017, 11:27 AM
 
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The only 2 guys I know well here are at opposite ends of the extremes.

The married guy is muchly overweight (super nice guy but them's the fax)

The single guy is thin as a rail.

Both are over 60.

I do think guys don't worry nearly as much about appearance as women (overall). Also women tend not to judge men nearly as harshly as men do women (in general).
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Old 08-25-2017, 11:39 AM
 
Location: New Oxford, PA
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48 y/o. Been retired for a little under two years, and I'm about 10lbs lighter now. I attribute it to not eating on the run/poor available food choices while working.

Having worn a uniform for 25 years, I'd say that I definitely dress better now.
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Old 08-25-2017, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Okay, so turn about is fair play and I'm taking a variation on the other thread and asking this same question of the males here. I've been noticing the men who live in my apartment complex and noticed how many have let themselves go. I see some dressing shabbily, are overweight and, ahem, could use a bath a bit more than they probably indulge.

So what do you men here have to say about it? Are you keeping in shape? How are you maintaining yourselves or are you maintaining yourselves? Do you exercise, diet, wear nice cologne or aftershave, dress nicely? Have you given up?

If you've already responded in the other thread, feel free to respond again.
That's a shame, my husband at 62 just signed with Ford Models.

You can definitely get better with age.
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Old 08-25-2017, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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When I retired years ago I weighed 178, yesterday at the docs office I weighed 176. Everyone commented I looked at least 20 years younger than my age. is good.
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Old 08-25-2017, 12:37 PM
 
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I started running at 42 and could outrun most kids. At 46, I could sprint 100 yards in less than 10 seconds (This should read 11 seconds). Ran a marathon at 52. Now I walk. As often as I can.
To those of you who are overweight and have lost some weight I say WAY TO GO. I like to see people accomplish things. It feels good to give out a lot of attaboys on this thread.
i run 5 miles every other day non stop
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Old 08-25-2017, 12:38 PM
 
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this was taken last week . me and mrs mathjak . the mrs is 67 and i am 65

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Old 08-25-2017, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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The advantage retired people have over many working people is time.

When I was in college, it was a ten minute walk to my main building from the closest parking lot to that building. That building was only about halfway across campus - the gym was another ten minute walk or so beyond the class building. If you had an hour or two between classes, that's not enough to really go do somewhere and do a lot of things, but you can get a good workout in, plus you're already onsite. I weighed about 200 then but was built like a linebacker. Just my daily routine and simply walking that much that often really kept the weight off.

I've also noticed a significant decrease in leg muscle mass. I don't lift nearly as often (or as heavy) at 31 as I did at 21. I'm also not as ambulatory. Muscles that don't get used shrink. I'm sure my legs would get more defined and the muscle would come back on if I had more time to exercise and wasn't as (forcibly) sedentary.

I've blown up to about 245 at my heaviest this year and I'm 5'8 on a good day. I lost some weight earlier in the summer, but the refrigerator hasn't been working right for a couple of weeks, so I'm eating out about every meal except breakfast (cereal and water is getting old) and am about 240 now after getting down to 230. I weighed 228 last summer at the gym. A new fridge should be delivered next week and I'll be glad to start eating healthier.

The thing that gets me is that I am always on the go after work. Monday I had to get mom from the infusion center and we had fast food, Wednesday night I mowed the grandmother's and it was a Jersey Mike's, yesterday I went out to eat with a date at Outback, tonight I mow my yard and I have to do the laundry and change the cat boxes, so it'll probably be takeout tonight. I'm working again in the morning. I did get to the gym Tuesday evening. I thought I'd be more active living back here with more nature and stuff, but am actually more sedentary due to all the family and work obligations!

I've gained about ten pounds per year for the last five years. I found some notes in my iPhone a couple weeks back where I weighed myself in 4/2012 and wrote (203 - bloated after eating) so I've gained 40 lbs since then. At this point, I'd consider getting back to 200 quite an accomplishment.

If I was retired, all the other obligations would be easy to take care of and I could be more active and the weight would practically melt off.
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Old 08-25-2017, 01:18 PM
 
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I am disgusting to look at without a shirt on.


Male here - 73. I am about ten pounds or so overweight - (6'1" and 185 pounds). With clothes on I don't look bad, though. Otherwise my torso doesn't descend in a perfectly straight line like the torsos of normal people - that is, there are actually small rolls of flab visible around the middle. Disgusting to look at, of course, and quite inexcusable. I suffer from terminal laziness - I have no one to blame but myself.


But my grooming and hygiene are fine.
I have a woman for you! (J/K)

She said she gave up on men years ago cause she got tired of having to give them hygiene lessons.
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Old 08-25-2017, 01:29 PM
 
Location: the Old Dominion
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i run 5 miles every other day non stop
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5 miles every other day is great. The two of you look great. Keep up the good work.
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